Ready To build LP tank Smoker

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by upinsmoke2011, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. upinsmoke2011

    upinsmoke2011 Newbie


    I am ready to build a smoker from an old LP 100gal L.P. tank. I have read the best way to cut is to fill with H20 until it comes out the top. and then start the cutting.

    Seems to be a good option since the water will displace any residual gas.

    Any thoughts on this method?


  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us!
  3. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Use Dawn dish washing soap as well. It will dislodge the propane trapped in the pitted metal. Have access to a fire hydrant? It will take a while to fill that sucker up with a garden hose. What do you plan on cutting the tank with? You will want your water line to be just below where you are making your cut. Electrical devices + water = trips to the hospital.

    One other option is you can hook a hose up to the exhaust of a vehicle and run that into the propane tank to displace the oxygen while making your cuts.

    Good luck!
  4. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  5. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    welcome to SMF good luck
  6. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome and good luck on your new build...

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